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Living in a Desert

Living in a Desert

by Jan Kottke

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Children's Literature
Aimed at emergent readers, this entry in the "Communities" series is part of a broader collection of books entitled Welcome Books. The objective is to welcome new readers and in particular to provide factual information in an interesting format. This book describes the lives of children who live in various deserts around the worldthe Sahara, the Gobi, and the Syrian. Fullpage, fullcolor photographs appear on the right hand page with a simple two or three sentence teXt on the left. Young readers will understand that deserts occur in many places in the world and are home to a variety of people and cultures. Bolded words are defined in a section entitled "New Words," and it should be noted that the definitions are specific to the teXt and alternate definitions are not presented. There is a page that lists books and web sites to help kids find out more (note that no dates are given for the books cited). There is an indeX and a brief mention of the author and the consultants on the final page, and there is an opening table of contents page. 2000, Grolier, $13.50 and $4.95. Ages 4 to 7. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot <%ISBN%> 0516233009

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Scholastic Library Publishing
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Welcome Books Series
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 7.29(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range:
6 Years

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